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    so......

    My wife retired in July and in the quest for something to do and drive me crazy at the same time,she decided to become a furniture maker. (for Christmas, I bought her a "branding iron" to "sign" her pieces and multiple tools to help with accuracy in cuts and repetitive cuts, (highly accurate miter gauge for the table saw), She is doing a pretty good job and driving me crazy at the same time, I am a metal smith, I hate working with wood (other than a chainsaw, a tree and a way to split and burn it!

    Every flat surface in our house has stuff on it.

    So far, she has built a cabinet for my son and his girlfriend, 2 night stands for Dr. Jenny and her husband (very funny story, apparently the cheap ass "cardboard sh!t" had would not stand up to being used as a nd step stool by my 5 foot two, 100 pound daughter.

    she is just finishing a table and chairs for our grand daughters second birthday

    The wood for the nightstands and table and chairs is 100 year old elm from 2 OLD church pews we scored 25 years ago

    I hate working with wood
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    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    I hate working with wood

    so, you're saying she's got skilz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akirasho View Post
    so, you're saying she's got skilz.
    She does, and I can do a reasonable job with wood too, but I don't like it, I am a metalsmith. If I cut wood too short. I am screwed, metal, I can fix it.

    Fact is, she was a master jeweler when we met, she trained me to be one too.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    But, does she like working with YOUR wood?

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    Congrats on your wife's retirement. She has mad skills in wood craftsmanship.



    This piece reminds me of mid century Florence Knoll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Congrats on your wife's retirement. She has mad skills in wood craftsmanship.



    This piece reminds me of mid century Florence Knoll.
    Every one of these pieces were made with recycled materials. Tall cabinet was a headboard we made 10 years ago, queen sized.
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    She's making some nice furniture.

    But she's driving you crazy and you hate working with wood, does that make you her apprentice?
    Too old to ride plastic

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Every one of these pieces were made with recycled materials. Tall cabinet was a headboard we made 10 years ago, queen sized.
    Amazing to map those cuts and have enough material for a final product. That takes some math skill.
    In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
    Ben Franklin -Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Amazing to map those cuts and have enough material for a final product. That takes some math skill.
    Keeping in mind, we filled a 15 gallon shop vac with wood chips 3 times with the thickness planer
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by velodog View Post
    She's making some nice furniture.

    But she's driving you crazy and you hate working with wood, does that make you her apprentice?
    Not her apprentice, I am the Maintenance /set up guy/ repair tool guy/calibrate guy
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touch0Gray View Post
    Keeping in mind, we filled a 15 gallon shop vac with wood chips 3 times with the thickness planer
    Quote Originally Posted by meanwhile, back at the synthetic resin binder, and extruded
    4x8 sheets of particle board are fabricated for the next project....
    I'll be waiting for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    I'll be waiting for that.
    Not a chance, we have never used a piece of particle board or even osb for anything, not even in the construction of the house!
    Of course I'm sure...that doesn't mean I'm right.....

    "There's no sense being stupid unless you show it."

    "that was like trying to teach a goldfish how to play basketball over the phone."

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    Dang, she does some nice work. Does she take custom orders? :-)
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